Marching Band Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old marching band quotes, marching band sayings, and marching band proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

And as the players tried to take the field, the Marching Band refused to yield.     

Don McLean

Without music life would be a mistake.     

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The regular rhythm and upbeat tunes of military music or marching bands positively affect your mood even if you don't actually 'enjoy' listening to it.     

Liz Miller

And I had to look at the marching band. Skip accross the pavement, nobody's there.     


Marching band is life. The marching band brings about memories that you would never get anywhere else.     


I chose the trombone because the trombone players in the marching band got to be up front with the majorettes (because of the slides) and I loved that!     

Quincy Jones

I got my first set of drums when I was around 3. I went from band to marching band to Latin jazz band - it's like riding a bike.     


Followed like a goat on a halter, hungry dog closing on his just-filled dinner bowl, water-bottle and towel carrier behind the tuba section of a marching band.     

Dennis Vickers

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.     


Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.     

Charlie Parker

Marching band, the sport for intelligent people.     


Every battalion has its marching songs.     

Patrick MacGill

That awkward moment when you realize the marching band works harder than the foortball team.     

Kathleen Alcock

I did the marching band all throughout junior high and high school. Music was one of my favorite things in school.     

Tommy Lee

You know, if I can survive marching band, I can survive anything.     

Nellie McKay

Band is not proud because it performs well; it performs well because it is proud.     

George Parks

Marching band, sacrificing all respect from your peers so that you get to wear funny hats.